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>> the only thing that stopped a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> america's powerful pro gun lobby comes out fighting after a connecticut school shooting. >> hello. this is "al jazeera," live from doha. also making the headlines -- former presidential contender john kerry nominated to be the new secretary of state. keeping his promise, italian prime minister mario monti steps down. could silvio berlusconi make a comeback? and apocalypse not. we're all still here. >> america's powerful gun lobby wants armed guards at every school in the u.s. the national rifle association came a week after 20 young children and six duments were killed. >> 26 bell tolls for the moment the shooting happened a week ago. washington, d.c. protestorses toled with security outside the national rifle association event. inside two protestors disrupted proceedings twice. the n.r.a. is a powerful lobby inner the constitutional rights to bear arms. n.r.a. speakers marked the start of a serious national conversation to prevent school shootings. their main idea, more guns in schools. >> the only way
dealing with congressional issues? time is running out rapidly. >> should the wort happen and america effectively goes over the fiscal cliff, what will be the effects on the u.s. and, of course, the rest of the world? >> well, economists tell us -- tell us that if the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff, just another word for a been crisis, by the way, just a budget crisis, really, economists tell us that if the fiscal cliff kicks in and all those tax increases happen and the deep spending cuts happen it could send the u.s. into recession and that could drag parts of the world with it. so, clearly, that's not very good. other economists would tell you look, if this all happens, it's going to go such a long way toward sorting out the u.s. deficit and debt problem that actually things would be ok, not as abad adds we think. many of the issues don't kick in on january 1, they kick in later in the year, maybe as late as july or august, so politicians actually have time to sort out some of the key issues. nonetheless, the politicians, in particular president obama and i think the key leaders o
20 years, as many as 60,000 russian orphans found homes in america. but isolated cases of abuse by adoptive parents in the u.s. have caused public outcries in russia. this person was abandoned by his american adoptive mother and sent back to moscow. supporters of the bill say that russia should foster its own. >> if there is any doubt there are not adequate levels of safety for children in the u.s., it is serious grounds for suspension and a ban of adoption. unfortunately, the current position of the authorities in america shows their indifference to the fate of russian children. >> russia's own track record is poor. over 7000 children were adopted by russians in 2011, but more than half were rejected, returned to orphanages in the same time frame. with many child welfare groups in russia critical of the band, some in the kremlin have said the legislation should not be rushed into. a third reading of the bill is expected in the duma friday. ultimately, it will be up to president putin to decide whether it is a step too far. >>> russian police have tried to keep the pros and anti
america and you can see some very big showers going up to paraguay and into bolivia and also peru. we would like to see heavy rain during the course of sunday. the main concentration remained in northwestern part of brazil going toward ecuador. as you come southward of argentina, it is one are to showers likely. we might see some rain pushing up from the southwest during the latter part of the day. highs in santiago a route 29 degrees. in the caribbean is looking like a fine picture. we should see some showers coming into the northern coast. elsewhere in we've got scattered showers. further north is looking fine was sunny weather and highs of 23 degrees. in north america, at temperatures around 32 degrees. we have to weather systems moving in. this should make some really we go to our top stories. egyptians have less than two hours for the second and final round on a referendum on the constitution. the president'smahmoud mekki announced he was resigning. a senior minister and seven others have been killed in a suicide bomber attack in pakistan. the taliban is claiming responsibility.
banning americas from adopting russian children. the bill will go to the president for his approval. several protesters were arrested outside of the building. >> outside parliament, the knowledge of the quickly with demonstrators protesting as the bill which bars americans from adopting russian orphans. >> is not useful for our children or our national security or priorities. this lot is draconian and should not be adopted by the council. >> they unanimously backed the proposals which only leaves the signature of the president to become law. it is one of the toughest pieces of anti-u.s. legislation in years past in retaliation for an american law that would impose sanctions on russian officials implicated in human rights offenses. 16,000 russian orphans have been adopted by russian families. opponents say the real victims will be the children. kids will stays, orphans. they have visas and they will not be treated properly. it is likely a death sentence for them. >> adoptions by americans suffer a tennessee woman took a russian boy back to moscow on a plan alone saying that he had em
. the number of poor people in france has grown quite markedly. everyone should make a sacrifice. in america during world war ii, the marginal tax rate was 91%. >> using the people are going to follow depardieu's example? >> there are quite a few people who are leaving france. the last figures we had were in 2010. 710 people left france for tax reasons. within europe, which is meant to be united, you have big tax competition within countries. to attracting wealthy people in belgium. the same can apply to great britain which tries to attract the very rich people. at the same time, they're cutting the deficits and taxing. public spending in france's biggest, but it is one reason why household consumption is down and why we have a recession. you have to take all of that into account. depardieu is complaining about different tax system that has subsidized the french film industry which has made him wealthy and successful. >> a good point. jock, good point. -- jacques, good point. two nasa spacecraft will crash into the service of the moon. it is the planned end to the mission to look at the grav
. along the coast, for the west, whitely dryer -- likely dryer. solutions for america, friday, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. >> hello again. top stories on al jazeera, at least 30 people have been killed in southeastern kenya. the deaths in the delta region have been blamed on fighting between the orma and pokomo tribes. the first round of the draft for the egyptian constitution is planned for friday. u.s. president barack obama says he will work with congress to avert spending cuts and tax hikes in the new year. where republicans budget bill to avert the -- a republican budget bill to avert hit the fiscal cliff was killed in the house. 20 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides in sri lanka. 14 people are missing. tens of thousands of people have been affected. more now from miguel fernandez. >> the worst destruction seen in the center province of sri lanka. behind me, this was washed down by a wall of mud a few days ago. five of the six houses that were supposed to be where the border now lies where completely obliterated. no signs of the family which lives in
a warning on behalf of the american people, demanding congress take action. >> america wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you cannot get stuff done in an organized time table, where everything has to wait till the last minute. we are now of the last minute. in the american people are not going to have any patients for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> the president said he was modestly optimistic that the january 1 deadline for the fiscal cliff could be averted, but that is contingent on a vote in the senate on a compromise bill, and that will have to get an up or down vote. there is a majority for that, with some tax increases for upper-income people. the question is what level would be acceptable to republicans. more crucial to that is, whatever the senate proposes and passes on to the house, will it be acceptable to the majority of republicans in the house, who control that body? if it is not, we may be having another confrontation, and go past the january 1 deadline, and we could see those tax increases go into effect. again, there is the
to richard at campaign's for america's future that's a progressive political organization. he says it's unlikely that the u.s. will meet the deadline. >> it looks extremely unlikely at this point. they're not returning to the lower house until the day before the deadline. so chances are there won't be a deal before january 1st. but then most of the provisions of this so-calleded fiscal cliff won't have an immediate impact. several will but most will be delayed. so thile still have a chance to work in january. >> how is it going to be delayed? because delay has been something that president obama and the democrats have rejected. >> the tax laws won't have an impact on people until they start paying their taxes in earnest. the effect of that will be very mild, very slight. and some of the spending cuts, the -- the executive branch has 30 days to present its plan for putting these cuts into effect so they may not even take effect. so a number of the -- most economists agree that the impact of the fiscal cliff would be severe if it lasted for a period of time with the assumption that they
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